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Morecambe and Lunesdale - Conservative Hold

  • David Morris (C) 19,691 (45.54%, +4.19%)
  • Amina Lone (Lab) 15,101 (34.92%, -4.44%)
  • Steve Ogden (UKIP) 5,358 (12.39%, +8.17%)
  • Matthew Severn (LD) 1,612 (3.73%, -9.96%)
  • Phil Chandler (Green) 1,395 (3.23%, +1.85%)
  • Michael Dawson (ND) 85 (0.20%)
  • C maj 4,590 (10.61%)
  • 4.31% swing Lab to C
  • Electorate 66,476; Turnout 43,242 (65.05%, +2.71%)

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Home of the Whopper - how Harley weighed in near to 12lbs....and mum had no pain relief!

Home of the Whopper - Credit: Ross Parry

One of the heaviest babies in Britain has been born - to a mum who asked for NO pain relief.

Danielle Davies from Morecambe gave birth to Harley, who arrived at more than 11lbs, following an eight-hour labour.

Danielle had insisted on a natural birth - not realising she was about to deliver such a massive baby.

Midwives were so shocked they had to weigh him twice.

Newborn Harley from weighs 11lb 5oz, and already fits into clothes designed for babies aged three to six months.

New mum Danielle, 21, said: ''All the midwives couldn't believe how big he was, he was the talk of the hospital.

''They had to put him on the scales a number of times, they said he was difficult to weigh because it was off their official charts.''

Danielle, who already has a 19-month-old daughter Layla, stunned staff during the eight hour natural birth, which she managed to endure without any pain relief despite pushing for two hours.

She said: ''I just cant believe I did it on gas and air, I keep wondering how I managed.''

Baby Harley was born at 1.13am on April 10.

Dad Daniel Goldstone, 23, a security guard, said: 'I was nervous because Danielle was in so much pain and it shocked me but I wasn't expecting my son to be so big.

'I'm proud of her and all the staff were brilliant.'

North West comedians honoured by Royal Mail

Royal Mail are launching a new series of stamps featuring some of the regions best loved comedians. Morecambe and Wise and Victoria Wood will both feature in the Comedy Greats series. The set of stamps focuses on performers who emerged from the tradition of stand-up and sketch show artists, rather than those more widely regarded as comic actors.

Morecambe and Wise Credit: Royal Mail

Andrew Hammond, Head of Stamps and Collectibles at Royal Mail, said: “For decades, the UK has long boasted some of the most influential and significant comedy talent in the world. This set of stamps rightly pays tribute to the comedians who have made the nation laugh out loud at their ground-breaking comedy genius.”

Victoria Wood Credit: Royal Mail
  1. Victoria Grimes, ITV News

Report: Back where he belongs - Morecambe's most famous son comes home

The statue immortalising one of the greatest comic talents this region has ever produced is back in its rightful place.

The bronze tribute to Eric Morecambe was returned to the seafront in his hometown today - two months after it was vandalised.

Eric's family were on hand to see the repaired statue lifted into place by crane - and our Lancashire reporter Victoria Grimes was there too:

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Gary Morecambe: 'Priority is getting Eric's statue back on its feet'

Gary Morecambe came into the Granada Reports studio and spoke to Lucy and Tony about how fans reacted to the damage to the statue.

Helping get Eric back to his rightful place in Morecambe

Artist Graham Ibbeson and Gary Morecambe assess the damage to the statue of Eric. Credit: ITV News

Eric Morecambe's son, Gary, has been to the town today to meet the sculptor of his father's statue and assess the damage caused by a recent vandal attack.

Mr Morecambe and artist Graham Ibbeson are confident the famous statue will soon be returned to its rightful place.

Eric has been returned to a gallery for repairs. Credit: ITV News
The Queen unveiled the statue in 1999. Credit: PA
The grandchildren of Eric Morecambe at the unveiling of the statue. Credit: PA

Man has part of ear bitten off in attack

A man has had part of his ear bitten off, after being attacked in Morecambe.

Police say the 25-year-old man had a "large portion" of his ear bitten off, and received a cut to his right eye.

The attack happened sometime between 10pm Friday 17th October and 1am the following morning.

“This was a particularly vicious attack where the victim has ended up with serious injuries.

“I would encourage anyone who may have seen the assault to contact us.”

– DC Tris Hardwick

Lancashire Police appeal after five-year-old injured

Police in Lancashire are asking for information after a five-year-old girl was hit by a car.

The incident happened at around 5.45pm on Monday 6 October, on Euston Road in Morecambe.

Police think a Citroen Xsara car was travelling in the direction of Morecambe Town Centre when it was involved in a collision with the girl.

The five-year-old was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg.

Sergeant Finn Quainton of the Road Policing Team said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to get in touch so that we can establish how this incident occurred.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1042 of 6th October.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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